If you want to grow fruit plants or trees, this is the blog to check out. Here are the best fruit plants to grow in your backyard for a successful harvest.
Who wouldn’t love to enjoy a delicious apple fresh from the tree? Or what about picking some juicy raspberries for your salad right off the bush? Even if you’re a beginner or have limited space, you can find a fruit perfect for your backyard. These are the best fruit plants to grow in your backyard.
Let’s start with a universally adored fruit. Strawberries don’t require much space or water and are fairly low maintenance. In fact, they are among the easiest fruits to care for in a home garden. Simply plant them in a sunny area and watch them grow.
Strawberries can withstand cold winters, so this perennial plant will be okay if you live in a region that experiences all four seasons. Plant new strawberry plants every few years to refresh the bed and keep the fruit producing.
Blackberries and Raspberries
Blackberries and raspberries—also known as brambles—have been backyard staples for centuries. They’re hardy and only require the occasional pruning for a successful harvest. Pruning allows the air to circulate to all parts of the plant, promoting growth and helping prevent diseases.
The best time to plan blackberries and raspberries is late spring, as the ground is soft enough to work with. Also, although these plants typically have thorns, thorn-free varieties exist if you’d prefer not to deal with them.
Apple trees are incredibly hardy plants that can grow in various regions. One of the fun facts about apples born from their adaptability is that six states love apples so much they’ve made them the official state fruit! Although adaptable to many regions, you must be careful about pests and diseases because apple trees are highly susceptible. Focus on pruning and giving your apple tree the sunlight it needs to grow and thrive. Plant two types of apple trees for ideal pollination. There are dwarf varieties if you’re short on space.
Who wouldn’t love a delicious blueberry fresh from the garden? Blueberry plants are attractive in three out of the four seasons. During the spring, you’ll notice beautiful white flowers. In the summer, they’ll produce delicious fruit and stunning red foliage in the fall. Ensure you have two varieties for ideal pollination and to avoid the common mistake made when planting blueberries. For example, blueberries require some soil work and planning before you can plant them. The soil should be acidic enough for the berry to grow and thrive.
Any of these fruit plants or trees will make an excellent addition to your backyard. Plus, who doesn’t love fresh fruit any time of the day? Head to a local nursery to get started!